Fisher job was too hard to turn down, admits Edinburgh

Sunday 08th January 2006
Justin Edinburgh this week explained his reasons for quitting Billericay Town to take over at Ryman Premier League rivals Fisher Athletic - reports The Non League Paper.

The former Spurs defender was impressed by the enthusiasm of chairman Eren Muduroglu and Fisher's plans for a new stadium.

The South London side currently ground share at Dulwich Hamlet, but are preparing to move back to Surrey Docks where their own ground is being rebuilt.Edinburgh said: "I am excited and looking forward to the challenge.  It wasn't a decision I took lightly.  But jobs like this don't come up everyday.

"When I was offered the position, I reliased it would be a positve move for me.  Fisher are an up-and-coing club.  They have a good tradition and have been Conference members in the past.

"Eren Muduroglu approached Billericay and asked if he could speak to me.  I think you always have to explore these avenues so I went to hear what he had to say.  And it was too good a job to turn down.

"The backing of the chairman and the move were decisive factors.  We have seen Chelmsford open a new ground this week and they packed it out.  There is always a feelgood factor when a club launces a new arena.

"Eren has fantastic plans for Fisher.  The new stadium will be one of the best in Non-League football.  They are going places and have a talented squad I am looking forward to working with.

"I join a club with the aim of promotion this season," added Edinburgh.  "Fisher are in amongst it and the championship has four or five teams in contention.  We have a great chance of going up."